Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with institutions as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact.

We are a non-profit programme, part of the Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd, with over 50 years’ experience of enhancing the skills of researchers. We strengthen our members’ institutional provision for the professional development of researchers through research and innovation, training and resources, events, consultancy and membership:

Vitae has four aims:

  • Influence the development and implementation of effective policy relating to researcher development
  • Enhance higher education provision to train and develop researchers
  • Empower researchers to make an impact on their careers
  • Evidence the impact of professional and career development support for researchers

Our new roadmap to support Vitae’s strategic vision to 2025 is an exciting direction that builds on the championing of research culture and global collaboration.

Evolved over two years of planning, Vitae 2025 encompasses learnings from Vitae international member forums that identified community challenges and priorities and analysis of Vitae’s global ‘Researcher development strategy, provision and profession survey’.  The survey findings have shed light on international researcher development conditions, policies and practices, that enable evidence-based decisions about current and future researcher development within institutions and beyond.

CRAC is a registered charity No 313164 established in 1964.